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Matt Chebatoris

Matt Chebatoris
Matt is a former national security professional and lifelong adventurer. He has published material on a variety of topics in the foreign policy arena and created PaddleXaminer™ as a platform to share his enjoyment of paddling with others. When not on the water, Matt can be found hiking along rugged mountain trails in the California wilderness. Matt resides in Los Angeles and is a member of the Lanakila Outrigger Canoe Club in Redondo Beach, California.

Recent Posts

SIC X-14 Pro and Quickblade V Drive SUP paddle. Photo, Jennifer Gregory

How to Shorten your SUP Paddle

Is your SUP paddle to long?  Changing your paddle’s length does not require you to purchase a new stand up paddle.  As Quickblade Paddles founder Jim...
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Sustainable Swimwear: Josea Swimwear

There's more than one way to keep things green! In 2016 Jocelyn Kotulla (Jocy) embarked on a mission to create the perfect surf bikini. She...
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MOCKE Rapid Hydration Bladder

Dawid and Nikki Mocke are world champion paddlers from Fish Hoek, South Africa.  Their athletic careers began on the beach and in the surf...
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CreekKooler Releases Innovative Aquatic Cooler

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Achieving Your Best Performance as a SUP Athlete

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